Should You Swap Lipstick?The verdict: No. Oil-based products are generally lower risk than water-based products, but higher risk than powders because they're usually applied on susceptible and sensitive areas like your eyelids and lips. If you like to live dangerously, Hammer says you can sharpen eyeliners and lip liners or hack off the top of lipsticks in an attempt to get rid of some surface bacteria, but it's still a gamble. There's no way to tell how far a virus has traveled.
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